CopTalk

CopTalk

Answering your questions for the past 20 years

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June 15, 2014
In the News Cameras and the Police - More coming in the next show.... NY Protests In The News: http://www.azcentral.com/video/1150177012001 Phoenix Az brothel poses as church http://www.contracostatimes.com/weird-news/ci_18884594 Courts--Man sues white castle over booth size http://www.contracostatimes.com/weird-news/ci_18883879 burglar tries to claim reward money http://policelink.monster.com/news/articles/155535-off-d...
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In the News Cameras and the Police - More coming in the next show.... NY Protests In The News: http://www.azcentral.com/video/1150177012001 Phoenix Az brothel poses as church http://www.contracostatimes.com/weird-news/ci_18884594 Courts--Man sues white castle over booth size http://www.contracostatimes.com/weird-news/ci_18883879 burglar tries to claim reward money http://policelink.monster.com/news/articles/155535-off-dut...
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August 23, 2011 37 mins
Ask a Cop? If the police break down your door, do they have to pay for it? Can a cop browse my phone if I am arrested? If you are pulled over by a police officer, what is the minimum required level of compliance? Do passengers need to provide ID? Can they search your car? Do you need to answer their questions? How can you verify the identity of someone who claims to be a police officer? In closing: Website www.co...
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August 9, 2011 62 mins
Ask a Cop? How long can a cop follow me?: Thanks Sarah In colorado, how long can a cop follow you before turning on his lights if he says that your a danger to other people...should't he pull you over right away? Ask a Cop? How Do You Handle Police Misconduct? Do off-duty police officers have the same authority as working officers? Is it legal for people to take a photo or record video of suspi...
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May 3, 2011 67 mins
Ask a Cop? Worst Part about being a Cop?: Thanks Matt I listen to your show regularly and really enjoy the wealth of knowledge that your team offers. Keep up the good work! I've worked my way through almost all of your episodes, and haven't heard this question come up yet: For each of you, what are your most and least favorite things about being an LEO? Also, I know you guys are exposed to a wide variety of threats as LEO's; what ...
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April 19, 2011 71 mins
Ask a Cop? False information: Thanks Nicolette My son was born in February of this year. His father & I have been together since before I got pregnant & are still together now. But there is a guy, that I have never had sex with, going around telling everyone that he is my son's father. Can I or is there a way I can sue him for spreading false information like that? Ask a Cop? What were your first days as a cop like? Thanks: Jesse...
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April 5, 2011 62 mins
Ask a Cop? Kidnap: Thanks Vince What should you do if someone at gunpoint wants you to get in their car? First I'd like to say that I really do like your show and do appreciate all you do to keep us safe. Sometimes it's hard to follow you, because amist all the joking, things get lost in the process. I assume this is how you handle stress because I cannot even imagine what it would be like to be a cop, especially since so many l...
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March 22, 2011 61 mins
Ask a Cop? Stolen Property From: Felicia A month ago my apartment was broken into and my ps3, xbox 360 and all the games were stolen. I recently walked past my neighbors window and saw all of my stolen things. What can I do? Our Reply: If it was an easily identifiable item than could be seen through a window (like a dog, purple laptop, unique purse etc) you'd have better luck having the police check on it. But all PS3's, xbox 3...
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February 23, 2011 55 mins
Ask a Cop?, Reader Questions: Texting and not paying attention.... Oakland, CA - Criminals following home shoppers and being robbed in the privacy of their home. How do we determine you are speeding? Ask a Cop? Working Radar at night… Subject: Running Radar Is it legal for the police to run radar on a 4 lane highway (2 lanes north & 2 lanes south) after dark without having any lights of any kind on? I have seen the local c...
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February 9, 2011 46 mins
Window Tinting, Men that will not leave, traffic stop safety, right on red, possession, entrapment Reader Questions: Window Tinting: To: info@coptalk.info Subject: laws hi i was wondering if this is right i was pulled over on 1/11/11 by the local police department for window tint and i was ticketed a 125.00 fine but the tint has been on my car since 2002 and the window tint law was put into effect in...
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February 2, 2011 49 mins
Recap from the time we were off Thanks for the supporters who hung in there with us! Thanks to people visiting the site! Thanks for all the email and questions received Reader Questions: Becoming a Cop with a past Drug History I live in California and i understand that most agencies require a polygraph test pre-hire. My question is i am 22 and have used marijuana a few months at a time for the past 2 yrs...
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October 13, 2010 45 mins
Thefts from your Garage Petty or Grand Thefts, Burglary Open or Unlocked Garage How does it happen? Why does it happen? Motion Lights Lock it or lose it Lock your car in your garage Close your garage door No keys in the car! Inventory your garage - Digital Photos Open side door = invitation to rip your entire home Skinny burglars can fit in small pet doors Website www.coptalk.info Stitc...
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October 7, 2010 58 mins
Halloween Safety: Safety Patrol Issues Problems What we see What we enforce Tons of News and a short visit from Jim Firefighter let house burn Next Week: Thefts from your Garage Petty or Grand Thefts, Burglary Open or Unlocked Garage How does it happen? Why does it happen? Motion Lights Lock it or lose it Lock your car in your garage Close your garage door No keys in the car! Inventory your gara...
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September 15, 2010 64 mins
Law Enforcement Technology over the years - The changes we have all seen. In the beginning....... Cars to Dedicated Police Equipment In Car Communications Computers / MDT Radar LIDAR Lighting and Emergency Equipment Printers Weapons Duty Gear Website www.coptalk.info Stitcher.com Subscribe and give us a review on itunes Ask a cop section? Please ask your questions… Email Subscription – Sign Up on the site Thanks for yo...
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September 8, 2010 68 mins
BEAVERTON, Ore. — A homeless man who called 911 from the hot tub of a suburban Portland home and asked for towels, hot chocolate and a hug got arrested for trespassing instead. WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. — Two Washington County Sheriff’s deputies caught drinking and having sex at a U.S. Forest campground are now off the county’s payroll. El Salvador Police find barrell Stuffed with 9 million Bucks Arizona Shooting Ruled L...
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September 1, 2010 71 mins
Budget cuts are forcing police around the country to stop responding to fraud, burglary and theft calls as officers focus limited resources on violent crime. BERLIN – Ever thought twice about posting a party picture on Facebook, fearing it could someday hurt your chance at a dream job? A draft German law is supposed to solve the problem by making it illegal for prospective employers to spy on applicants' private postings. OAK...
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August 25, 2010 55 mins
Massive drug bust netted almost 500 pounds of methamphetamines and cocaine with an estimated street value of over $100 million from a single-story home in Gilroy, according to authorities. Curfew Laws.......Next week... Tip of the week: Identity Theft - Some more tips...Equifax, Trans Union, Experian.com, Free Report Site - www.AnnualCreditReport.com, Phone: 1-877-322-8228 Story of the Week: Crimes Defined Next Week: Citi...
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August 19, 2010 64 mins
Chandler, Ariz. - A manhunt continues for a man who shot at deputies Monday night, according to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office. http://www.kpho.com/news/24669616/detail.html Border Patrol officer told to Avoid Dangerous Areas Mom Arrested for posting picture of baby smoking a bong on Facebook - Palm Beach Post Trooper Pinned in car taunted by motorcyclists - Seattle, WA Cops and Armed Citizens - Fe...
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August 4, 2010 68 mins
Mark's Crazy….Stories Tazers - How do they work? Cool safety product for kids, alarm backpack. Site also explains tasers, stun guns and pepper spray. http://www.ladiesfightback.com/Product_Information.html Reader Comments: As a CCL in Arkansas, I listened to you guys explaining the Open Carry Law you have there. From a common sence perspective, how stupid is carrying open AND unloaded? If im a...
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July 28, 2010 75 mins
Oakland gives final go ahead on large scale production Pot Farms Citizen Assistance Man's 911 call leads to his own arrest Man Robs bank in clown pants and Fake Breasts Should Life Sentences be abolished? Mexico Gears up for Arizona Immigration Law FBI Warns of new cell phone scam that targets your bank account ATM Tips: High-tech thieves are out to steal your PIN and your money. Here's how to protect ...
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